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Tobacco Cessation and Mental Health
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 8:00:00 PM UTC
This webinar will evaluate the reasons why tobacco use is not commonly addressed by health professionals working with patients/consumers with a mental illness; effective smoking cessation practices for patients/consumers with mental health conditions; and available patient education resources.

Individuals with any mental health problem, e.g., depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, are more likely to smoke than those without a mental illness (59.1%) (SAMHSA, 2014). Consequently, they experience more smoking related morbidity and mortality than the general population (Ziedonis & Williams, 2003; Brown, Barraclough, & Inskip, 2000).  Their health can be improved if providers actively attend to their tobacco use with appropriate, proven interventions. This webinar will describe reasons tobacco use is not addressed by healthcare providers working with patients with a mental illness, effective smoking cessation practices, and available clinical resources.

Learning objectives:
1)Characterize tobacco use among individuals with a mental health condition;

2) Identify tobacco related co-morbidities among individuals with a mental health condition;

3) Describe barriers experienced by healthcare professionals that affect their treatment of smoking and tobacco use in individuals with a mental health condition; and

4) Identify tobacco cessation best practices which are effective for individuals with a mental health condition.


SCTFC Webinar Presenter:
Jennifer Dahne, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

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